Doncaster Show kicks off today

Daniel Wray, 11, of Mexborough takes part at archery at Doncaster Show. Picture: Andrew Roe
Daniel Wray, 11, of Mexborough takes part at archery at Doncaster Show. Picture: Andrew Roe

A fun-packed weekend for all the family is promised as one of the biggest traditional shows in the area gets under way today.

The second Doncaster Show takes place throughout this weekend – with organisers hoping the event will grow on the success of last year’s comeback.

The event is taking place at the campus of Doncaster Deaf Trust, off Leger Way, between 10am and 6pm today and from 10am to 4pm on Sunday.

With live music, a display of vintage classic cars, archery, dog agility shows and craft stalls there will be plenty to enjoy at one of the region’s biggest outdoor summer shows.

Other attractions will include an array of fairground rides, DJs spinning a variety of hits, gardening groups, performing arts shows and displays.

Sports fans can enjoy a demonstration of soccer skills by players from the Doncaster Belles.

There will also be martial arts and people attending will also be able take part in an archery competition.

Tomorrow, Sam’s Safaris will bring a collection of weird and wonderful reptiles and other creepy creatures along for people to get up close to.

Other organisations in attendance will include army and air cadets, South Yorkshire Police and there will be free NHS health checks available.

Doncaster Show used to be one of the biggest events in the borough’s social calendar, attracting thousands of people across the course of the weekend.

Last year it was brought back after an absence of several years.

Lions president Terry Wilcox said: “Our aim is to give the people of Doncaster a full weekend of fun as the summer holidays draw to a close and before the kids go back to school.

“The show gives Doncaster a major community event and gives local traders, businesses and voluntary groups the opportunity to join with the people of our town to show what we are about.”

Entry to the show is free and there will also be free parking available.

For more details about the show, call 0800 0345375, email or visit